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ERIC Number: EJ782557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Marquee Fossils
Clary, Renee; Wandersee, James
Science Teacher, v75 n1 p44-50 Jan 2008
Professors of an online graduate-level paleontology class developed the concept of marquee fossils--fossils that have one or more unique characteristics that capture the attention and direct observation of students. In the classroom, Marquee fossils integrate the geology, biology, and environmental science involved in the study of fossilized organisms, their paleoenvironments, and subsequent changes in Earth since their existence. This article discusses the concept of marquee fossils and teachers' development of marquee-fossil activities for their classrooms. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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